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Crime and Safety in Denby Dale

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Denby Dale is the second safest small town in West Yorkshire, and is the 24th safest overall out of West Yorkshire's 118 towns, villages, and cities. The overall crime rate in Denby Dale in 2021 was 43 crimes per 1,000 people. This compares favourably to West Yorkshire's overall crime rate, coming in 165% lower than the West Yorkshire rate of 113 per 1,000 residents. For England, Wales, and Northern Ireland as a whole, Denby Dale is the 228th safest small town, and the 4,299th most dangerous location out of all towns, cities, and villages.

In July 2020, Denby Dale was the worst small town in West Yorkshire for possession of weapons, with 3 crimes reported and a crime rate of 0.18 per 1,000 inhabitants.

The most common crimes in Denby Dale are violence and sexual offences, with 358 offences during 2021, giving a crime rate of 21. This is 18% higher than 2020's figure of 294 offences and a difference of 3.83 from 2020's crime rate of 18. Denby Dale's least common crime is bicycle theft, with 4 offences recorded in 2021.

Denby Dale 2022 Crime Scorecard

Second Safest

Small Towns, West Yorkshire

128% lower, regional crime rate

Yorkshire and The Humber

80% lower, national crime rate

England, Wales & NI

Local Crime in Context

As of 2022, the crime rate in Denby Dale is 128% lower than Yorkshire and The Humber and 80% lower than the England, Wales & Northern Ireland overall figure.

Denby Dale Crime Rate Over Time

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Denby Dale Crime Map

Incidents mapped in Denby Dale represent the time frame between May 2019 and April 2022. Each point on the map represents an area where crimes have been recorded locally.

Last updated: 02 Jun, 2022

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Historical Crime Rates for Denby Dale

YearCrime Rate per
1,000 people
Total Crimes
202143711
202043717
201943722
201843721
201738629
201634567

Crime in Denby Dale Compared To West Yorkshire

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Summary of Crimes in Denby Dale This Year

 Denby DaleWest Yorkshire 
CrimeCountRateCountRateRate Difference
Anti-Social Behaviour1378.2037,27115.98 95% safer
Bicycle Theft40.241,8150.78 225% safer
Burglary362.1511,8695.09 137% safer
Criminal Damage and Arson603.5925,78711.06 208% safer
Drugs160.967,8663.37 251% safer
Other Crime221.326,2402.68 103% safer
Other Theft533.1717,2507.40 133% safer
Possession of Weapons40.242,1340.91 279% safer
Public Order925.5037,73016.18 194% safer
Shoplifting181.0812,8335.50 409% safer
Vehicle Crime482.8713,2225.67 98% safer
Violence and Sexual Offences35821.42122,10552.35 144% safer

Denby Dale Compared to Nearby Small Towns)

Small TownTotal CrimesCrime RateRate Difference
Crigglestone868.78384% safer
Denby Dale71142.53-
Alwoodley37543.392.0% more dangerous
Ripponden35345.096% more dangerous
Silsden40548.4612% more dangerous
Garforth74251.3017% more dangerous
Otley74954.3522% more dangerous

Crime Over Time in Denby Dale

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Recent Crimes in Denby Dale

DateCrime TypeLocationOutcome
April 2022Criminal damage and arsonOn or near Pennine RiseInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022BurglaryOn or near Park/Open SpaceInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near River Valley ViewUnable to prosecute suspect
April 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Wakefield RoadUnable to prosecute suspect
April 2022Public orderOn or near Lidgett LaneUnable to prosecute suspect
April 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near SunnymeadUnable to prosecute suspect
April 2022Public orderOn or near Windmill CrescentUnable to prosecute suspect
April 2022Vehicle crimeOn or near Manor RiseInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Vehicle crimeOn or near Lidgett LaneInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Other theftOn or near Station CourtInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022BurglaryOn or near Dearne RoydInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022BurglaryOn or near Park/Open SpaceInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Vehicle crimeOn or near Windsor DriveInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Other theftOn or near Whinmoor DriveInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Park RoadInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Meadow ViewUnable to prosecute suspect
April 2022Public orderOn or near Clay DelfInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Possession of weaponsOn or near The BungalowsUnable to prosecute suspect
April 2022Criminal damage and arsonOn or near Lodge StreetInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Public orderOn or near Pack Horse CloseInvestigation complete; no suspect identified

Denby Dale Crime Trends

 Crime Rate Per 1,000 Residents 
Crime2018201920202021Trend
Anti-Social Behaviour10898 Safer
Bicycle Theft0.06--0.24 Getting worse
Burglary4.764.82.2 Safer
Criminal Damage and Arson654.73.6 Safer
Drugs0.600.480.300.96 Getting worse
Other Crime0.601.01.61.3 Getting worse
Other Theft2.93.72.83.2 Safer
Possession of Weapons0.360.420.360.24 Safer
Public Order3.84.156 Getting worse
Shoplifting0.180.900.721.1 Getting worse
Vehicle Crime4.13.24.22.9 Safer
Violence and Sexual Offences19181821 Getting worse

Changes In Denby Dale's Crime Rates Over Time

Comparing Denby Dale to the UK's Major Cities

Small TownCrime RateRate Difference
Denby Dale42.53-
Barnet67.0837% more dangerous
Croydon82.4848% more dangerous
Sheffield90.0553% more dangerous
Bristol90.5253% more dangerous
Coventry102.2458% more dangerous
Leicester111.5962% more dangerous
Liverpool123.0665% more dangerous
Birmingham129.6467% more dangerous
Bradford132.2868% more dangerous
Leeds150.9472% more dangerous

Crime in Denby Dale's Neighbourhoods

NeighbourhoodCrime CountCrime RateDanger Rank
Denby Dale, Cumberworth & Clayton West44945First
Emley & Skelmanthorpe26239Second

Crime in Denby Dale During Coronavirus Lockdowns

Looking at the months the UK was in lockdown in 2020 due to Covid-19, how did crime rates in Denby Dale change compared to the same month in 2019? The biggest increase in lockdown crime came in September, when Denby Dale saw a 500% increase in vehicle crime. Denby Dale saw a large fall in burglary during June, when it fell by 88% compared to June in 2019. Burglary saw a fall in every month of Denby Dale's lockdown.

CrimeMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec
Anti-Social Behaviour-25%+18%+167%+100%-21%+15%+18%-7%-20%-
Burglary-60%+157%-82%-88%-62%-20%-33%-60%-40%-42%
Criminal Damage and Arson-40%+40%-75%+100%-17%+125%-17%-71%-33%-25%
Drugs----------
Other Crime-67%--+100%-+100%--50%+300%-60%
Other Theft-75%-75%----33%-75%-20%-50%-67%
Possession of Weapons----+200%-----
Public Order-+133%-57%+86%+89%+133%+75%-25%+17%+25%
Robbery--------67%--
Shoplifting-67%-+100%-50%-----+100%
Vehicle Crime+133%-25%+133%+67%-56%+67%+500%-25%-25%-60%
Violence and Sexual Offences+29%-6%-17%+7%-30%-21%-7%-43%+52%+10%

Frequently Asked Questions About Crime in Denby Dale

What police force serves Denby Dale?
Denby Dale's local territorial police force is the West Yorkshire Police.

How dangerous is Denby Dale?
Denby Dale is the second safest small town in West Yorkshire.

What is Denby Dale's most common crime?
The most common crimes in Denby Dale are violence and sexual offences.

What is the least common crime in Denby Dale?
Denby Dale's least common crime is bicycle theft.

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